Why Is Capital Punishment A Hypocrisy?

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Capital Punishment, A Capital NO Capital punishment has a long and gruesome history, regrettably that history is not all in the past. Capital punishment, the practice of putting someone to death as punishment for a crime, is still exercised within fifty-eight countries and thirty-one American states. Although today’s methods of government sanctioned executions are more humane and less violent than our days past; when to be put to death meant to be hanged, flayed, burned alive or worse, it should still be considered by all, as a grave injustice to humanity. If killing is so wrong that it is considered one of the worst crimes a person could commit, why should the government be able to do exactly that. Capital punishment should not be executed …show more content…
Sentencing a man or woman to death for killing is an hypocrisy because they are basically being told that it’s unacceptable to decide who lives or dies, but since they took that decision into their own hands the government can decide that they deserve to die. Not only is it a total hypocrisy, but while killing a murderer you are creating more murderers in the process. If one man or woman does not have the right to decide who dies, than why can a government that is also made up of men and women decide who has the right to live? Now there are some who would say that the death penalty is a necessary evil, removing the less savory characters from society or that an eye for an eye is only fair. But any sophisticated society should not run on the principle of an eye for an eye because that is not what justice is, if you looked up justice in the dictionary, you would see that conformity to the principle of justice is righteousness, and righteousness is to act morally good in a situation(Citation …show more content…
The simple truth is that criminals on death row wait an average of fifteen years for their execution day, and about a fourth of death row deaths are of natural causes. That means a fourth of death row inmates die naturally and peacefully, while waiting for their execution day. (citation here) If a system fails to achieve its overall goal, in this case the execution of a criminal, is that system really an effective use of resources or time? The purpose of capital punishment is to put criminals to death, with the belief that it is justice for what they have done, but if a fourth of those sentenced die of natural causes, and a majority wait more than a decade to be put to death, it would be easy to say that the death penalty is in fact a severely flawed system that should no longer be practiced within any

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